Mukherjee does what he's very specialized in doing i.e. telling the simple story of the common man and this time again he does it with comedy. Amol Palekar as the simpleton who is 'forced' to live a double life, Utpal Dutt as the opinionated boss and Dina Pathak as the vivacious mother/aunt create a wonderful comic team. The supporting cast viz. Deven Verma and David have added pinch of flavor to the outcome. Keshto and Om Prakash have done well in a small cameo. One will notice several cameos by stars like Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan etc. 'Gol Maal' presents several situations of confusion, suspense, and drama - all of it with a touch of comedy.
R D Burman's "Golmaal" and Kishore Kumar's "Aane Waala Pal" are songs that render the heart with unsurpassed happiness and sorrow.
This movie is one of the best movies that Hrishikesh Mukherjee gave. Probably one of the best comedies of all time in Hindi cinema.
*****A must see for everybody.